# M5 or S1?Watch

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Hi,

I am studying for edexcel maths and further maths. I so far decided to take M1, M2 , M3, M4 as applied units. Now, i would like to know if it is wise to take S1 next (instead of M5). What would unis think about that? It is probably much easier, and will give me some basic statistics knowledge. However, do i break some sort of "M combo"? Is there a bonus if I take all 5 Mechanics?

P.S. I want to study Physics or Computer Science
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7 years ago
#2
You are ****ing insane doing m1 m2 m3 m4

theres no bonus for combos, do s1 because it is easy
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^ I second.
You won't even GO NEAR M5 if you know what's best for you. S1 is a joke - it's that easy. And plus you should have a working knowledge of basic stats if you're doing SO MUCH applied Maths...
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(Original post by xsanto)
Hi,

I am studying for edexcel maths and further maths. I so far decided to take M1, M2 , M3, M4 as applied units. Now, i would like to know if it is wise to take S1 next (instead of M5). What would unis think about that? It is probably much easier, and will give me some basic statistics knowledge. However, do i break some sort of "M combo"? Is there a bonus if I take all 5 Mechanics?

P.S. I want to study Physics or Computer Science
S1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#5
S1.... without a second thought...
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#6
Do S1.
There's quite a lot of Stats in later computer science so it will come in quite handy....not come across much Mechanics yet but no doubt there will be some...i suppose it depends on modules you take in 3rd year.

It's also a good idea to breathern your knowledge.
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The real question is why your not doing S2 & S3? Quantum Mechanics (Physics) is all about integrating probability functions, which comes from the study of statistics. In my oxford physics interview, I was actually asked statistics and no mechanics (whilst that is unusual, I would still argue a basic knowledge or if anything moderate knowledge of statistics is highly relevant)
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C-C-C-C-Combo breaker

DO M5 and be awesome
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#9
Mechanics is very interesting, but since you haven't even taken M1 yet, I don't think taking M5 is a good idea. But definitely take M1-3, interesting maths, see how good you are then decide...
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I have done M1 and am Doing M2 and M3 at the moment.

M1 is hardish after you have come straight from GCSE, M2 Is **** easy, M3 seems hard because of all the calculus you have to understand back to front.

Im not doing M4 but apparantly M4 is the hardest maths unit in Edexcel maths!!!!!
M5 is supposed to be a bit easier.

EDIT: S1 is as dull as dishwater!!!! But its also **** easy
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(Original post by xsanto)
Hi,

I am studying for edexcel maths and further maths. I so far decided to take M1, M2 , M3, M4 as applied units. Now, i would like to know if it is wise to take S1 next (instead of M5). What would unis think about that? It is probably much easier, and will give me some basic statistics knowledge. However, do i break some sort of &quot;M combo&quot;? Is there a bonus if I take all 5 Mechanics?

P.S. I want to study Physics or Computer Science

Okay, Mechanics is REALLY hard! I would stop at M2 if I were you and do S1 and S2 instead (which are a lot easier!). If Edexcel offers Decision, it's probably worth thinking about doing D1/D2 as well, I think it's quite useful for Computer Science anyway, especially during interview time (I'm guessing that you're probably going to want to apply to a top university?), it does prove to be quite useful.

Personally, I think it's important getting a range over maths and further maths when it comes to applied modules just incase you change your mind/ to show that you're quite versatile in your abilities to universities. Others might disagree though.
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Thanks a lot for all your info i think i will go for M1 M2 M3 S1 S2
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7 years ago
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(Original post by xsanto)
Thanks a lot for all your info i think i will go for M1 M2 M3 S1 S2
Thats what Im doing. Feel free to ask me about it. Im in my last year. Ive already finished M1,S1,S2 and currently in the middle of M2 and M3
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